How To Delete Google Search and Chrome Browser History?
Google is the center of our lives. Google tracks our location, behaviors, friends, calls, web activity, etc. Google Chrome is the most popular browser currently with 80% of the browser market share.
Google Search History
Google is actually a big data company where it stores a lot of user data. These data vary from Web & App Activity to Location History, Voice & Audio Activity to YouTube Search History. Google Search History is enabled by default which means all Google Search activity will be stored by Google. This data is used by Google for different purposes like Faster Search, Better Recommendations, More Personalized Experiences in different Google Services like Maps, Search, etc.
Delete Specific Time Google Search History
We will navigate to the following URL with our Google user logged in. This page provides the
Web&App Activity which also includes Google Search.
We will see a screen like this which provides our current Google search and configuration about them.
We can delete all Google Search Activity by clicking the trash icon which will delete given time periods like a single day or a week. In the following screenshot, we will delete
Today Google Search history.
Delete All Google Search History
We can also delete all Google Search History. First, we will click to the right corner
Delete Activity By like below.
We will see the following
Delete by Topic or Product page. We will set
Delete by date to
All time. We will also change the product to the
SEarch. Then we can click to the
Delete like below.
We will see the following confirmation screen which simply informs that deletion of the search may affect Google service quality. We will simply click to the
Following screen the last warning about deletion where we will click to the
Automatically Delete Google Search History After 3 or 18 Months
We can also delete Google Search History automatically after the specified time. We have two options where we can delete after 3 months or 18 months. First, we will click to the
Choose to delete automatically like below.
In this example, we will select
Keep for 3 months options where Google Search History logs which are older than 3 months will be deleted. Then we will click to the
We will see the following screen which simply informs that given google search history is older than 3 months and will be deleted after
And then we will see the following screen which simply shows that
Disable Google Search History
From the Web&App Activity page we will click to the pen in order to edit or disable Google Search History.
We will see the following screen where it may see that
Web&App Activity is enabled. In order to disable Google Search History completely, we will click to this slider which will turn off.
We will see following confirmation where the account name and some information is provided. We will simply click to the
Pause to the bottom right corner.
We can check and see that Google Search History is disabled from the following
Activity Controls page.
Google Browser History
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser currently. As a browser, the user visits are stored in Google Chrome for future use which is done by other browsers like Firefox, Opera, Windows Edge. We can access Google Chrome History with the
chrome://history address or
CTRL+H keyboard shortcut.
Delete Specific Google Chrome History
Delete All Google Chrome History
In order to delete all Google Chrome History, we will click the left side
Clear Browsing Data button which will open a screen.
In the following screen, we can set some configuration while deleting the Google Chrome History. From time range we will select
All time. Also, we can select another time range. Then we will click to the
Clear Data from the bottom.